My husband and I have been the happy owners of a 2005 Escape
17B for three years, but this weekend we bought a 2008 Bigfoot
We went from 3 to 5 dogs over the winter, and the Escape's floor plan was just going to be too tight without constantly kicking the dogs outside. Somehow in random internet searches on Saturday I happened upon the reasonably priced Bigfoot
, and called later that afternoon to see if it was still available. I was shocked to find it was so put a deposit down over the phone and drove to see it the next day. It's perfect, the extra width and height make a big difference. I can't tell but it seems like Bigfoot
might not measure the length from bumper to hitch front, so the box itself might be longer too? Technically the Escape
is 17'8" long and the Bigfoot 17'5" long according to their websites, but the Bigfoot definitely feels bigger inside in length as well as width. We won't have it home until next week so then I'll be able to check.
We are so excited! In addition to the better floorplan for us, it has a easier awning
, an oven with three burner stovetop, a water heater that turns on with the push of a button inside, tank heaters and insulation, day and night shades, and a few other small things. A newer, bigger Escape
with extra insulation would have been just as nice, but there haven't been any at as exciting of a price!